Coming back to finish the last cycle for this year in Food Technology was something we have been waiting for. Finally we are now back in the cooking class. Our focus this term is Kiwiana foods. This week we made pikelets. Pikelets are very easy to cook. They cook very fast because they don't have to be cooked in an oven. Below is the list of ingredients needed to make pikelets and the steps to follow when making them.
Method Dip an ordinary tablespoon in hot water and measure the golden syrup with it. Put in the bowl with butter and warm to soften both. Mix in sugar, milk and egg. Add flour then mix with a beater until just smooth. Heat frying pan and rub surface of the hot frying pan with a little butter on a paper towel. Drop tablespoonful lots of the mixture to make round pikelets. When bubbles burst on top of the pikelets, turn over. When the centre of each pikelet springs back when touched with your finger it is ready. Serve with whipped cream and plum jam. Enjoy!! Ours tasted really nice!
It has been exciting this term in the cooking class. Last week we made pinwheel scones. Making scones is not very hard. The ingredients and steps to make them are as follows:- 1cup flour 2tsp baking powder 1/4tsp salt 1tbsp butter about 1/2 c milk
Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Rub in butter until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add milk and mix quickly to a soft dough. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured board into an oblong shape. Brush the dough with melted butter then spread with cinnamon and brown sugar. Roll up the dough from the long side making a long log. Slice the log into small slices and place them on an oven tray. Brush with beaten egg. Bake at 220degrees for 10 minutes.Enjoy!!!
Try them they tasted really nice. You can tell from the picture of the ones we made. Yum!!
This week was really exciting. We were asked to make a simple and quick snack. Our key ingredient was a potato and then all other ingredients we had to choose from a list of ingredients that were available. We wanted ingredients that would give flavour, colour and aroma to our potatoes. We did that and decided to make stuffed baked potatoes. The recipe we used is below as well as the photos of our baked potatoes. They were really yummy!!!
Stuffed baked potatoes
Ham slices chopped
Sprinkling of chopped chive
1/4 c grated cheese
Pierce each potato with a fork. Place on a plate in microwave and cook on high for 6 minutes, turn over with tongs and continue cooking for a further 2-3 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Using a clean cloth to hold the hot potato, cut a cross and open out to make room for the filling.
Fill with your chosen filling and sprinkle with cheese then grill until golden.
Variation for filling: mincemeat tuna ham spaghetti mixed vegetables
This term our topic is based on quick meals and snacks. Last week we made corn fritters. They are very easy and quick to make. The recipe is as follows-:
425g can whole kernel corn
1 large egg
1 cup self raising flower
oil for frying
Open can of corn and fill 1/4 cup measure with some of the liquid then drain the rest of the liquid into a glass
Mix measured corn liquid and egg then add drained corn and flour. stir together but do not mix too much.
If the mixture is too thick add more liquid but do make it too runny.
Heat oil in a frying pan and place small blobs in the hot oil.
When bottom of each is golden-brown turn over carefully using tongs
When both sides are golden lift into crumpled paper towels to drain.
Eat while hot. Dip in tomato sauce or and sauce of your choice.Enjoy!!!!
This week in the cooking room it has been very fun and exciting. We made cookies. They were very easy to make. We used the recipe which was very easy to follow. One thing we learnt about cookies is that they burn easily so it is a good idea to cook them on low heat. Below is the recipe that we used. Try them, they taste yum!
1. Cream together the butter and sugar until light, white and fluffy. 2. Add the condensed milk and mix well then stir in the sifted dry ingredients. 3. Take teaspoonful lots of the mixture and shape into round balls. 4. Place on a cold greased oven tray and flatten each ball with a fork. 5. Bake in a moderate oven for 10 to 15 minutes. 6. Cool on a wire rack. Oven:180 degrees Makes:16
Making foods from different countries has been exciting.We made spaghetti bolognese on the last day of the first cycle. Making it was not very hard.The recipe was very simple to follow although we had a lot of ingredients to use. Below is the recipe that we used. Try it you wont go wrong. Ours tasted nice and we really enjoyed it.
Method Heat the oil in a frying pan Saute the onion and garlic until onion is clear Add mince,flour,basil and oregano stirring until mince is brown Add tomato puree and simmer for about 30minutes While sauce is cooking, cook spaghetti in boiling salted water When spaghetti is soft, drain water Place the meat sauce on top of spaghetti and garnish with grated cheese. Serve warm.
This week we made savoury muffins. It was interesting because besides the basic muffin ingredients, we had to choose suitable ingredients that gave colour and flavour to our muffins. Our group chose bacon and cheese. Below is the recipe for our Bacon and cheese muffins.
Ingredients 1 cup flour 1tsp baking powder 1/3 cup oil 1/2 cup milk 1 egg 1/4 cup shredded bacon 1/4 cup grated cheese
Method Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl and make a hollow in the centre. In another bowl combine oil, milk and egg and whisk together well. Pour egg mixture into the hollow in the dry ingredients. Add bacon and gently mix until just combined. (Do not overmix or muffins will be tough) Place tablespoonfuls in the muffin pans and sprinkle with grated cheese. bake in oven for 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat oven and cool on a wire rack.
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